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The list of rules for residents of Golden Sunset of Retirement Home seems better suited to a reform school — no smoking, drinking, drugs, gambling, fraternizing with the opposite sex after hours.

But every rule is made to be broken when best friends Dickie (John Cartwright) and Esther (Kelly Hirst) take newcomer George (Cory Toews in his acting debut) under their wing. And the dapper Dickie, at least, gets away with a lot of monkey business, despite interference from an indiscreet young staff member (Mindy McKenzie).

A mild-mannered farmer whose memory is failing, George’s spirits are buoyed by his intrepid new friends, especially after they begin spilling secrets about Dickie’s past as a spy.

Local playwright Dale Watt gives the elderly trio a few promising plot twists to negotiate, but the production drags. And while there’s a good deal of snappy dialogue to go around, it’s almost lost in the deadpan delivery.

— Pat St. Germain


From the official Fringe Festival program:

George Anderson, suffering from ill health and a faulty memory, is committed to a retirement home by his inheritance-focused children.

Dickie, a charming rogue who loves to break the rules and aggravate the bureaucratic administrator, Maggie, coaxes George out of his doldrums with help from Dickie's friend, Esther.

Dickie has an anti-aging formula, which turns George into an optimist.


Warnings: Herbal Cigarettes,
RECOMMENDED:
General Audience

60 min.

Venue#2 MTC Up the Alley 174 Market Ave (Entrance on John Hirsch Pl)

Tickets: $8
Discount Tickets: $7 for Matinees, Students, Seniors
Under 13 not admitted.

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